"He Will Save His People..."
“He Will Save His People…”
We do well to remember and reflect upon the coming of the Lord the first time.
We do better to anticipate His coming again.
We will take a little turn from Hebrews 11 the next few days to read the New Testament account of the birth of the Lord.
Seek the Lord.
Ask Him to reveal His truth from these very familiar passages.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her,
planned to send her away secretly.
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife;
for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for He will save His people from their sins.”
Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
“BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”
And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him,
and took Mary as his wife,
but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
From the beginning, the news of Jesus caused a stir.
Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
People of His day rejected this.
Many today, even in the professing church, reject that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
In the vernacular of the day, they reject the “virgin birth” of the Lord.
The Word is clear.
Jesus was conceived by the Spirit.
This fulfilled the prophetic Word of the Lord…quoted from Isaiah 7.
Jesus’ earthly father, Joseph, was righteous and did what was right.
He listened to the Lord.
He obeyed the Word of the Lord received via dreams.
He was faithful.
He was righteous.
He was obedient.
He took Mary as wife.
He kept her a virgin until Jesus was born.
He called Him Jesus, as instructed by the Lord.
Joseph and Mary knew what all this meant.
Messiah had come!
The people could now be saved from their sins!
God with us.